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Meaning & Definition of Snatch in English

English

Snatch

/snæʧ/

noun

1. A small fragment

  • "Overheard snatches of their conversation"
    synonym:
  • snatch
  • ,
  • bit

2. Obscene terms for female genitals

    synonym:
  • cunt
  • ,
  • puss
  • ,
  • pussy
  • ,
  • slit
  • ,
  • snatch
  • ,
  • twat

3. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

    synonym:
  • kidnapping
  • ,
  • snatch

4. A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion

    synonym:
  • snatch

5. The act of catching an object with the hands

  • "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
  • "He made a grab for the ball before it landed"
  • "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"
  • "The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
    synonym:
  • catch
  • ,
  • grab
  • ,
  • snatch
  • ,
  • snap

verb

1. To grasp hastily or eagerly

  • "Before i could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
    synonym:
  • snatch
  • ,
  • snatch up
  • ,
  • snap

2. To make grasping motions

  • "The cat snatched at the butterflies"
    synonym:
  • snatch

3. Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

  • "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
    synonym:
  • kidnap
  • ,
  • nobble
  • ,
  • abduct
  • ,
  • snatch